Selection interviews

The key purpose of a selection interview is to assess the skills, experience and general background of the candidate in order to make a decision on his or suitability for the job.

The employer should take steps to avoid complaints of discrimination arising from the arrangements for the interview or the nature of the questioning.

The employer should ensure that it makes adequate records of what is said at the interview.


Recruitment: how overconfidence can suppress social mobility

Confidence may be a welcome attribute in a job applicant but overconfidence, suggests new research, can drive inequalities, stifle social...

Neurodiversity: Creating a supportive working environment

29 Mar 2019

Ahead of World Autism Awareness Week, employers should be thinking about creating an inclusive and supportive working environment for neurodiverse...

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Is blind recruitment truly gender blind?

22 Mar 2019

More and more employers are turning towards blind recruitment methods such as removing names from CVs to reduce bias. But...

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Intuition ‘very important’ in recruitment for nine in 10 leaders

14 Mar 2019

Ninety-six per cent of business leaders say intuition is a “very important” skill in hiring and promoting staff, with a...

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Victoria Atkins, minister for women

Closing the gender pay gap a priority for seven in 10 firms

8 Feb 2019

Seven in 10 organisations view closing their gender pay gap as a high or medium priority, the Government Equalities Office has found.

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Stop asking candidates to disclose salary, say employers

12 Nov 2018

Three-quarters of hiring managers think the gender pay gap could be reduced if interviewees were not asked to disclose their...

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Two in five hired into jobs not suited to their personality

29 Oct 2018

Two in five people are being hired into roles which they discover they do not have the right soft skills...

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Legal and consulting firms dominate top employers for social mobility

11 Jul 2018

Consulting and professional services company KPMG has topped a list of 50 UK employers to have taken action on social...

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Three-quarters of HR leaders want more help in hiring for cultural fit

4 Jul 2018

Almost all HR leaders feel cultural fit is crucial when hiring, yet only 11% are satisfied with how they achieve...

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interview candidates

Why should candidate experience matter to business?

5 Feb 2018

What can better candidate experiences achieve that will convince boards to invest in them? Nicola Sullivan argues that improving candidate...

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Can you predict which candidates will be the most engaged employees?

24 Jan 2018

Employers can now assess and hire those job candidates who are most likely to be engaged – a vital area...

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Is testing candidates before they apply the future of recruitment?

15 Nov 2017

Psychometric tests used to be long, formal exercises candidates would take some way into the recruitment process. But could testing...

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Are we too British when it comes to recruiting?

14 Nov 2017

How we recruit and manage people in different countries varies more than we might think. But how do these cultural...

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Join us live on Twitter as we reveal the RAD Awards shortlist

13 Nov 2017

It’s just a week now until we announce the shortlist for the coveted RAD Awards, celebrating the most impactful work...

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Job interview

Recruiters report their quest for ‘informed’ candidates

19 Sep 2017

Three in four recruiters have stated that attracting candidates of sufficient quality is their main concern, according to survey results...

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